Mount Pleasant, IA
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Mount Pleasant is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 8,433 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mount Pleasant is the 45th largest community in Iowa.

Mount Pleasant is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Pleasant is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Pleasant who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), teaching (9.82%), and sales jobs (8.60%).

One of the benefits of Mount Pleasant is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.62 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Mount Pleasant citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.91% of adults 25 and older in Mount Pleasant have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mount Pleasant in 2010 was $21,382, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,528 for a family of four. However, Mount Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Pleasant is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mount Pleasant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Pleasant residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mount Pleasant include Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Mount Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.

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